Resource Hot 100 2022 – 70-41


Robbie Staniforth
Robbie Staniforth (RE-ENTRY)
Innovation and Policy Director, Ecosurety
"Pushing the industry to be better"
Robbie first joined Ecosurety in September 2011, was made Head of Policy in January 2019, and was promoted to Innovation and Policy Director this year.


Anna Scott
Anna Scott (24)
Director of Services, Keep Britain Tidy
"A long-standing campaigner for reducing waste"
A Chartered Waste Manager with over 16 years of experience in the waste and recycling industry, Anna manages Keep Britain Tidy's Waste Insights Team, delivering community engagement campaigns designed to decrease waste and increase recycling.


Peter Jones
Peter Jones (90)
Principal Consultant, Eunomia Research & Consulting
"Expert in waste legislation, strategy development and waste services procurement."
As a principal consultant at Eunomia, Peter has proven expertise in waste legislation, strategy development and waste services procurement.


Zoe Lenkiewicz
Zoe Lenkiewicz (33)
Senior Technical Advisor and Head of Communications, WasteAid
"Advocating for better waste management, globally"
Zoë was chief author of the award-winning WasteAid toolkit, and shares recycling skills in Africa and Asia to create jobs, protect public health and prevent plastic pollution.


Emma How
Emma How (95)
Waste Performance Management & Project Officer, Bath & North East Somerset Council
"Navigating the practicalities of the industry whilst being unafraid to push boundaries."
Emma’s expertise and knowledge span over 25 years. She’s been a loader, driver, depot manager, local authority officer and consultant. She is now undertaking a number of projects to improve recycling and staff diversity as part of her role as a projects officer.


Claudia Amos
Claudia Amos (RE-ENTRY)
Technical Director, Anthesis UK
"Supporting clients on their waste journey"
With over twenty years of experience across the waste hierarchy and resource efficiency agenda, Claudia leads the waste and biomass processing and bioeconomy practices at Anthesis.

Ellen MacArthur
Dame Ellen MacArthur (37)
Founder, Ellen McArthur Foundation
"Providing vital resources for the transition to a circular ecomony"
MacArthur is the founder of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and encourages thinking and progress on the transition to a circular economy.
Sarah Ottway
Sarah Ottaway (NEW)
Sustainability and Social Value Lead, SUEZ
"Pushing the social value and sustainability agenda forward in the waste industry"
Sarah Ottaway became SUEZ recycling and recovery UK’s Sustainability and Social Value Lead in 2019, after 12 years delivering various programmes related to service enhancement, innovation and behaviour change in SUEZ’s public sector operations.

Lindsay Boswell
Lindsay Boswell (11)
CEO, FareShare
"Getting food to people in need, avoiding mountains of food waste in the process"
Lindsay leads FareShare, which sources surplus produce from the food industry and gives it to charities, providing over 35 million meals a year to under 11,000 organisations.


Stuart Foster
Stuart Foster (94)
"Furthering plastics recycling in the UK through impactful leadership"
Stuart has been in the plastic industry since 1999 and leads Recoup, whilst also a director of EPRO (European Association of Plastics Recycling and Recovery Organisations).


Christine Mcritchie
Christine McRitchie (30)
Managing Director, Earthwise Girls
"Championing sustainable menstrual products, with a womens health community"
A champion of reusable menstrual products, running her business sustainably and helping others to make little changes every day.


Sarah Jane Widdowson
Sarahjane Widdowson (RE-ENTRY)
"Advising clients on everything from the circular economy to waste treatment and disposal"
A Charted Waste Manager working as an independent consultant for Intelisos Ltd, Sarahjane advises clients on all aspects of waste and recycling from circular economy and sustainability through to waste operations, treatment and disposal.

 Emma Burlow
Emma Burlow (NEW)
Strategic Sustainability Adviser and Trainer, Lighthouse Sustainability Ltd
"A specialist in circular business models and sustainable product design."
After working on resource efficiency and circular business models for 25 years Emma now uses her experience to help businesses navigate sustainability challenges.


Scott Butler
Scott Butler (RE-ENTRY)
Scott Butler Executive Director, Material Focus
"Inspiring UK householders to recycle their electricals via an award-winning campaign"
 Scott is a business, sustainability and tech expert with over 20 years of experience working for Material Focus, European Recycling Platform (ERP), Samsung, Science Museum Group, Royal Mail and the Environment Agency.


David Greenfield
David Greenfield (RE-ENTRY)
Managing Director, SOENECS
"Promoting the circular economy agenda with local and central government."
David is managing director and founder of SOENECS, a research and innovation practice that provides strategic research, advice, training, solutions, chairing and facilitation on the topics of circular economy, environmental auditing, waste & resource management to the public and private sector.


Charlotte Morton
Charlotte Morton (55)
Chief Executive, World Biogas Association
"Growing the biogas sector in the UK and internationally"
Charlotte is CEO of ADBA, representing and promoting businesses in the anaerobic digestion sector.


Chris Baker
Chris Baker (NEW)
Country Manager, Algramo UK
"Pushing solutions up the resource value chain"
Chris is the Country Manager of Algramo, a circular platform, empowering people to buy what they need in a more convenient and affordable way, with zero waste. 
Jean Billant
Jean Billant (NEW)
Senior Business Advisor – Food Lead, ReLondon
"Helping to introduce circular business models and zero waste packaging solutions."
As a Senior Business advisor in the Business Transformation programme, Jean has supported more than 70 SMEs in their circular trajectory over the past 3 years. Jean was appointed as ReLondon’s Food Lead in 2020. 
Linda Crichton
Linda Crichton (57)
Team Leader, Packaging Producer Responsibility, Defra
"Working on packaging policy reform and extended producer responsibility.
Linda Crichton has been a team leader at Defra for the past four years, working on packaging policy reform and extended producer responsibility. Prior to this, Crichton was at WRAP for over 14 years, acting as Head of Waste and Resource Management for four of these.

Chris Brown
Chris Brown (NEW)
Senior Sustainability Operations and Compliance Manager, Dixons Carphone
"Leading Currys recycling operation since 2008"
Chris Brown is the senior Sustainability operations and compliance manager for Curry's. Chris has led Curry's recycling operation since 2008 where he helped set up the WEEE regulations for the group. 
Debbie Nesbitt
Debbie Nesbitt (RE-ENTRY)
Local Authority Technical Consultant, WRAP
"Helping communities to develop local approaches to sustainability"
Debbie is a Local Authority Technical Consultant with WRAP. She has over 17 years’ experience in resource management and is a fellow of CIWM. She has been an independent adjudicator in Ireland’s national TidyTowns Competition since 2006 specialising in resource efficiency, sustainability, litter, fly-tipping and community engagement.
Martin Hyde
Martin Hyde (NEW)
Policy Leader, Comply Direct Ltd (Has become Sustainability and Public Affairs Manager at Alupro since voting closed)
"Engaging with producers on packaging waste regulations"
With a background in packaging consultancy, Martin has been within a policy leading role at Comply Direct for the past two years, keeping customers up to date with changes in legislation and the resources industry.

Natalie Fee
Natalie Fee (3)
Founder, City to Sea and Refill Bristol
"Tirelessly campaigning to reduce marine litter"
Natalie is an award-winning campaigner and founder of City to Sea and author of 'How to Save the World for Free'. She has continued to work tirelessly to reduce marine litter including work on reusable menstrual products and reducing single use plastic bottles.
Estelle Brachlianoff
Estelle Brachlianoff (82)
Group COO, Veolia
"Supervising Veolia’s business units in 40 countries"
Estelle has direct supervision of Veolia's Business Units in 40 countries / 11 zones, together with that of key central functions (IT, technical & performance, purchasing).
Louise Grantham
Louise Grantham (NEW)
Chief Executive, REPIC
"A great supporter of the producer community"Louise Grantham is REPIC's Chief Executive. She has worked in the sector since 2005 with many of the UK's leading EEE producers and has contributed to the development of the waste battery and WEEE producer responsibility legislation.
Jo Churchill
Jo Churchill (NEW)
Minister, Defra
"Shows a real willingness to listen"
Jo Churchill was appointed as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs on 17 September 2021.
Mike Webster
Mike Webster (22)
Project STOP Program Director, SYSTEMIQ Ltd
"Developing sustainable waste systems in lower income countries.
Founder of the award-winning charity WasteAid, Mike Webster joined SYSTEMIQ in 2020 as Chief of Waste Operations for Project STOP, responsible the successful execution of Project STOP’s city partnerships, focused on municipal waste system design and implementation.


Allan Sandilands
Allan Sandilands (36)
Head of Environmental Sustainability, Bell Group UK
"Leading the delivery of environmental sustainability strategy"
As Head of Environmental Sustainability Allan supports Bell Group in defining and leading the delivery of the Environmental Sustainability (ES) strategy for the national construction group.



Simon Ellin
Simon Ellin (40)
CEO, The Recycling Association
"Putting recycling at the top of the agenda"
Simon has been CEO of both the Recycling Association and IWPP Ltd, a recovered paper trading company, since 2009.
Joe Papineschi
Joe Papineschi (78)
Chairperson, Eunomia Research & Consulting
"Working to drive fundamental system change"
Joe is the Chairperson of Eunomia; dedicated to strategy and policy formulation, commercial and technical advice in the circular economy.


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